Tinkle, Tinkle, Tra-La-La!
As I was walking down the street
A Spanish lady I did meet;
Patent slippers on her feet,
And the baby in her arms.
Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, tra-la-la, tra-la-la,
Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, and the baby in her arms.
As I went walking down the street,
A Spanish lady I did meet,
With silver slippers on her feet
And a gold ring on her finger.
With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, fa, la, la, fa, la,
With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, the merry men o'
Oh, I can chaw tabacca,
And I can smoke a pipe,
And I can kiss a bonnie lass
At twelve o'clock at night.
With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, etc.
(1) Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 28. Played in a circle.
A big girl goes in the centre. When the fourth line is
reached, she takes a small one, putting her arms under
her oxters, and sweels her round."
(2) Ibid., "another version". With st. 2 cf. "I can
Opies Singing Game (1985), 343 (no. 87, "Spanish Lady").